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Table 28 (formerly Arctic Café)

Open daily, 11 a.m. to close

On August 1, 1928, the Detroit Zoo opened to the public. Table 28 is named after that special day. The menu features salads, sandwiches, pasta, chicken tenders, truffle fries and more!

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Table 28 (formerly Arctic Café)

Open daily from 11 a.m. to close

Table 28 (formerly Arctic Café)

Open daily from 11 a.m. to close

On Aug. 1, 1928, the Detroit Zoo opened to the public. Table 28 is named after that special day. The menu features salads, sandwiches, pasta, chicken tenders, truffle fries and more!


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Cup & Pint

Open weekends only from 11 a.m. to close

Cup & Pint

Open weekends only from 11 a.m. to close

In partnership with Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, part of Table 28 features espresso, hot coffee, draft cold & nitro brew coffee as well as local draft beer.

Buddy’s Pizza

Closed

Buddy’s Pizza

Closed

The best place for Detroit-style pizza is where it was invented. Buddy’s Pizza offers pizza by the slice, 8-square pizzas, breadsticks, salads, desserts, craft beer and other cold beverages. 

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Boardwalk Station

Closed

Boardwalk Station

Closed

Located along the main pathway between the Edward S. Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat and the Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Boardwalk Station offers soft pretzels, bacon-and-cheese fries, ICEE’s and more.

Detroit-Style Coney Dogs

Closed

Detroit-Style Coney Dogs

Closed

Located across from Rackham Fountain, the restaurant serves Detroit-style chili dogs, chili-cheese fries, as well as draft Michigan beer. Be sure to sit in the shade at the new DTE Solar Pavilion located behind Detroit-Style Coney Dogs.

Mitten Market Snack Shop

Closed

Mitten Market Snack Shop

Closed

Located between the Arctic Ring of Life and Grizzly Bears, this is the perfect location to cool down and quench your thirst with ICEEs or soft drinks. If you need a snack, we off soft pretzels and bear tracks (fried dough with cinnamon sugar).

Dippin’ Dots

Closed

Dippin’ Dots

Closed

Taste this flash-frozen ice cream sensation in 3 convenient locations: On the Rackham Fountain, near snow-monkeys and next to Arctic Outpost near the exit of the Arctic Ring of Life.

Wild Burger Detroit

Closed

Wild Burger Detroit

Closed

This location features burgers, chicken tenders, snacks and cold beverages. Wild Burger Detroit is located in the back of the Zoo across from the Africa Train Station. Patio seating is available.

Cup and Cone

Closed

Cup and Cone

Closed

Sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Try our hard scoop ice cream, milkshakes or Sno-Cones. Located between on mall road next to the carousel.

Old World Snacks

Closed

Old World Snacks

Closed

What’s made us unique since 1984 is not only in our recipe and technique, but in the Old World Bavarian-style roasters we’ve used from day one. Whether it’s sweet, salted or cinnamon-candied. We roast the finest almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans.

Za’atar Mediterranean Street Food

Closed for the season

Za’atar Mediterranean Street Food

Closed for the season

This Mediterranean style restaurant serves up salads, wraps and a delicious vegan grain bowl. Be sure to enjoy our shaded and relaxing patio located behind the carousel.